Drew Hastings is a stand-up comedian and also is mayor of Hillsboro, Ohio. Standing 6′ 6″ tall, he is often seen performing in his trademark black suit and black horn-rimmed glasses.
Early Life Hastings was born in Casablanca, Morocco to an English mother, Pamela, and an American G.I. father named Drew. He emigrated to the United States at a young age and grew up in the Midwest, particularly in the Ohio cities of Kettering, Daytonand Cincinnati
Stand-Up Comedy Hastings began performing onstage at the age of thirty-one. After having lived in several large cities in the 1970s, including New York, he had moved back to Ohio. In the early 1990s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he would later receive several guest-starring roles and television pilots for networks such as Fox,NBC, and HBO. While in California, he starred in several one-man shows such as Commencement Speech, Life & Other Short Stories, and The Business of Living. The main character of The Business of Living, a motivational speaker/success guru named “Jack Freeman”, gained a small cult following in California and has become increasingly popular throughout the Midwest. While living in L.A., he got a rare standing ovation on “The Tonight Show.”
Hastings would later sit in as a guest on The Bob & Tom Show. In 2006, he starred in The Friends of Bob & Tom Comedy Centralspecial alongside other comedians such as Bob Zany, Greg Hahn, Roy Wood, Jr., and Mike Armstrong.
On April 26, 2008, Comedy Central aired Drew Hastings: Irked and Miffed, Hastings’ premiere one-hour television special. The performance was released on May 6, 2008 through Image Entertainment.